| ms_wonderland wrote:|
this is so heartwarming, especially with so many families so fractured that they might not even have 6 people willing to put themselves in danger like this. and this is why this country, especially black people, should not involve themselves in changing gun laws, but rather focus on arming ourselves.
ITA! I've told this story here before but......
Something similar happened to me in '97. I took my brother with me to pick up my kids from my ex's mother's house when they stayed for a visit. My ex was very abusive to me and I didn't want to go by myself to get them because I didn't feel safe. My bro decided for some reason to wait for me downstairs while I got the kids ready. Unbeknownst to me, my ex's mom went and called my ex telling him I was there.
He shows up and said he had some gifts for the kids and wanted to give it to them before I left and that he had to go downstairs to get them. He comes back a few minutes later, tells me that my bro went home and told me I wasn't going anywhere. Ripped the phone out the wall so I couldn't call for help, beat me, chocked me, put a knife to my throat, and kept us hostage the entire night. I had to talk him down, get him to calm down, he then went to sleep at sun up, Then, my kids and I were able to sneak out.
My so-called bro gave some piss poor excuse about "Well, he told me that you said you wanted to stay and that he would get ya'll back in the morning, he even had tears in his eyes." then left and went to work. I still had the finger marks from the chocking, he didn't console me or anything. I said "Did it ever occur to you to just ASK ME DIRECTLY if I wanted to stay?!?" No response.
To this day, I don't have shyt to do with my bro and won't ever trust him with my life again and I've been hiding from my ex since then.
But yeah, if you can't trust your family, who can you trust??